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Can fecal microbiota transplantation cure irritable bowel syndrome?

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AIM: To verify the utility of treatment with fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

METHODS: We searched EMBASE, Cochrane Library and PubMed in March, 2017. The reviewed literature was based on two systematic searches in each of the databases. The MeSH terms used were IBS and fecal microbiota transplantation and the abbreviations IBS and FMT. Reference lists from the articles were reviewed to identify additional pertinent articles.

RESULTS: A total of six conference abstracts, one case report, one letter to the editor, and one clinical review were included. In the final analysis, treatment of 48 patients was evaluated. Treatment revealed an improvement in 58% of cases. The varying structure of the nine included studies must be taken into consideration.

CONCLUSION: Data on FMT and IBS are too limited to draw sufficient conclusions. Standardized double blinded randomized clinical trials need to be carried out to evaluate the effect of FMT on IBS.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Vol/bind23
Udgave nummer22
Sider (fra-til)4112-4120
ISSN1007-9327
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StatusUdgivet - 1 jun. 2017

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